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Contino Viña del Olivo 2018

Contino Viña del Olivo

2018
95
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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.0%

The wine

A wine revealing an elegant, aromatic bouquet, with freshness and acidity conferred by the Graciano grape variety, and a background of minerality - an expression of a special terroir, nurtured in the shade of an ancient olive tree.

Aged for 16 months in French, American and Hungarian oak barrels. It subsequently rests in bottle for at least a further 12 months.

What does this wine taste like?

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Ruby red / Limpid / Quite opaque
Bouquet
Higly aromatic / Spicy notes / Fruit aromas / Blackberries / Redcurrants / Aniseed aromas / Menthol aromas / Liquorice
Mouth
Full / Vinous / Ripe fruit / Cocoa / Pleasant tannins / Well-integrated wood

Ratings and awards

202095+ PK
201994 PK
201895 PK
201794 PK
201695 PK
201593 PK94 PN
PK: ParkerPN: Peñín

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker

The 2018 Viña del Olivo comes from a plot planted in 1980 that has different soils from the rest of the property, which is mostly alluvial. Here, the soils are composed of clay and limestone. It's 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo, which fermented in 1,000-liter French oak vats followed by 16 months in barrel and a further three months in oak vats. This is raw and young, but it's already been released because the wine sells like hot cakes. It's marked by the toasted barrels and has all the baby fat it needs to be rendered invisible with time in bottle. It has very good freshness and round and sophisticated tannins with purity of fruit and finesse. 13,640 bottles and some larger formats. It was bottled in April 2020.

— Luis Gutiérrez (30/10/2020)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2018 - 95 PARKER

Customer reviews

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1 review
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Winemaking

Vinification materialWood
Ageing period18 months
Barrel ageNew
Type of woodFrench and American oak

Vineyards

Parcela del Olivo

The winery

Viñedos del Contino

Viñedos del Contino

Viñedos del Contino, along with Cvne (Haro) (Haro) and Viña Real, belongs to the winery group Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España. The three are located in the Rioja Alta, in Northern Spain. Its name comes from the person who was gifted with the estate lands, the "Contino" Pedro de Samaniego, one of the hundred soldiers forming the Royal Guard, in the time of the Catholic Kings, who “continually” kept watch over the monarchs...

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